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Password and Username Lost (7 posts)

  1. iamjessica
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I cannot get ahold of my password and username. I try to enter the e-mail address that I thought I used and it's wrong. How do I fix this?

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. iamjessica
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Awesome thanks! When I can get a hold of my password for WordPress I'll go ahead and reset it in the Admin panel. But until I get my password for WP, I am not able to get to the admin panel to change it.
    Your google search had directions on how to change the password in the admin panel. Maybe I'm mistaken, but that's just not easy (even with google) without the password that is lost, as stated in my original post.

    I will google 100% of my questions, until google can't help.
    Got any other friends for me?

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    phpmyadmin, if you have access (change it or the email address in there) :P

    apologies btw, I ASSumed that link would cover your problem

  5. iamjessica
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No prob. I'll check out my sql db admin

  6. iamjessica
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you that worked.

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    do you have cpanel access? if so, from there there should be a MySQL icon, clicking that will take you to another page -- near the bottom of THAT page is usually another link to phpmyadmin (if prompted with a password at that point, its typically the same as your cpanel passwd).

    Once into phpmyadmin, youre able to look at the database that wp is using, and all of the tables. If you didnt make any changes to the table prefix, your login name, password, and email addy are all stored in the same table: wp_users. The passwd is md5 hashed if im not mistaken, however the email addy is not.

    Once there, you can atleast change your email to the correct one, and IF need be, you can use a md5 hasher to generate a new password.

    --

    great, glad your back in business :)

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